growing food

High society

High society

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Seemed appropriate last night to plant something beautiful to counteract the ugliness in Boston. So the front porch container is now bursting at the…

No soup for you

No soup for you

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It was like an Abbott & Costello skit. Years ago, while in Atlanta visiting my collegiate partner-in-crime Katherine, I asked where her family was…

Apple of my eye

Apple of my eye

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Today marked our annual pilgrimage to the Doo Nanny outsider art festival, where we picked up this apple tree painting from one of our favorites,…

Under the weather

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Gardeners often preach the importance of keeping a journal on daily temperature and rainfall, and now I see why. This is the first season…

Launching Spudnik

Launching Spudnik

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Had a special delivery waiting on the doorstep this afternoon — Yukon Gold seed potatoes from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. This will be our…

Fruit loot

Fruit loot

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The fruit stash is growing, thanks to our friends Chris and Jenny who shared some wayward blackberry canes that were sneaking into their herb…

News from the garden

News from the garden

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So the onion seedlings were a total fail.¹ They’ve slowly withered over the last couple of weeks, I think for a couple of reasons….